Until now, Vietnam has not signed any bilateral or multilateral trade agreements with provisions on labor standards. The TPP may change this.
Vietnamese trade associations need to begin considering what concessions key sectors are willing to make in exchange for tariff reductions from the European Union, as the Free Trade Agreement with the EU comes up for negotiations.
Vietnam National Assembly will accelerate the negotiation process to facilitate the signature of a free trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association ahead of schedule.
Government representatives from Chile and Vietnam have concluded the seventh round of negotiations for signing the Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Vietnam is considering creating a free trade zone with the post-Soviet customs union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Vietnam’s President Nguyen Minh Triet said on Sunday.
One of reasons that Russia is interested in FTA with Vietnam is that the country can be a strategic partner in helping Russia restore its Asian influence.
Chile and Vietnam envisage enormous potential to strengthen their bilateral ties, especially in economics and trade, affirmed the newly-appointed Chilean Ambassador to Vietnam.
Trade experts say that Vietnamese enterprises cannot take full advantage of multilateral and bilateral free trade agreements (FTA) to boost export because they lack initiative.
Free trade agreements (FTAs) in general have led to higher economic growth, but regional FTAs have had mixed results, experts have said.
Taiwan is eyeing Vietnam and Indonesia as potential free trade agreement (FTA) partners after announcing earlier this week that it had agreed with Singapore to explore the feasibility of a free trade deal, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
The four members of the European Free Trade Association and Vietnam will start examining the possibility of establishing a free trade agreement, Switzerland said Tuesday.
The governments of Korea and Vietnam plan to launch a joint committee to study the possibility of an FTA with the first meeting scheduled for early May in Seoul.
The European Union and Vietnam announced the start of free-trade negotiations Tuesday, signaling a major effort to move ahead in the race to secure new markets despite the failure of the Doha Round of global trade talks.
The European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, is due to travel to Singapore to launch negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) and to Delhi "to inject new momentum into the ongoing FTA negotiations"
Viet Nam and the European Union have fully agreed on two-thirds of the articles after the sixth round of negotiations on the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement, according to head of the European Commission Delegation in Viet Nam Sean Doyle.
"We want it to start as soon as possible, even next month or in two months’ time if possible," Sean Doyle, ambassador and head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Vietnam, said
Viet Nam and Japan have affirmed their determination to implement the Viet Nam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (VJEPA).
A leading Vietnamese Government official has asked that the US leave democratic and human rights issues out of its trade acts
After failure in FTA negotiation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the last over one years, Schlegelmilch said that the EU wants to seek another approach before the Vietnam-EC Joint Committee’s meeting on November 26-27 in Hanoi.
Vietnam expressed concerns about the possibility of executing some terms and conditions in the BIT draft, especially those relating to transfer of money, financial services, list of non-conforming measures and minimum standard treatment.